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Holograms against product piracy

Dear Sir or Madam,

Did you know that the damage caused by counterfeit products is estimated at up to 660 billion euros worldwide? Manufacturers from various sectors are affected by this. If medical devices or their components are counterfeited, they are particularly harmful to patients. But how can an original product be distinguished from a plagiarism? In our current interview interview you can read how photonicfab makes components forgery-proof with dazzling laser markings.

Have a nice week,

Elena Blume
Editorial team COMPAMED-tradefair.com

Image: 12 - 15 November 2018, COMPAMED - HIGH-TECH SOLUTIONS FOR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

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Special: Cardiac pacemakers
Interview: Product piracy
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Cardiac pacemakers: Adhesive bonding and potting bind components together

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Image: A silver cardiac pacemaker in an extreme close-up; Copyright: panthermedia.net/bdspn74
They offer flexibility and ample resistance at the same time: Adhesive bonding and potting technologies can be used with a wide variety of materials and for a number of purposes to inseparably bond, seal or protect components. This is how a cardiac pacemaker can get its header for example. Yet there are even more applications when it comes to medical technology.
Read more in our current Special!
Cardiac pacemakers: Adhesive bonding and potting bind components together
Cardiac pacemakers: powerful teamwork in small format
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Innovations

Using gold nanoparticles to trigger sequential unfolding of 3D structures

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that takes advantage of gold nanoparticles to trigger the sequential unfolding of three-dimensional structures using different wavelengths of light.
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Innovations

'Smart stent' detects narrowing of arteries

For every three individuals who have had a stent implanted to keep clogged arteries open and prevent a heart attack, at least one will experience restenosis - the renewed narrowing of the artery due to plaque buildup or scarring - which can lead to additional complications.
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Innovations

Biomaterial particles educate immune system to accept transplanted islets

By instructing key immune system cells to accept transplanted insulin-producing islets, researchers have opened a potentially new pathway for treating type 1 diabetes. If the approach is ultimately successful in humans, it could allow type 1 diabetes to be treated without the long-term complications of immune system suppression.
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Product piracy: Unique laser markings protect components

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Image: Rainbow-colored markings on a piece of metal; Copyright: photonicfab
Safety is a top priority in medical technology. Not only does this apply to finished medical devices, it also pertains to individual components: Counterfeit parts jeopardize the proper functioning of a device and consequently the patient. In the future, suppliers could use color laser markings to protect components from forgery.
Read more in the interview!
Product piracy: Unique laser markings protect components
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Materials & Production

Gummi candy sensors: Scientists print microelectrode arrays on soft materials

Microelectrodes can be used for direct measurement of electrical signals in the brain or heart. These applications require soft materials, however. With existing methods, attaching electrodes to such materials poses significant challenges. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now succeeded in printing electrodes directly onto several soft substrates.
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Electrical Engineering & Nanotechnology

First 3D X-ray of a human in colour

What if, instead of a black and white X-ray picture, a doctor of a cancer patient had access to colour images identifying the tissues being scanned? This colour X-ray imaging technique could produce clearer and more accurate pictures and help doctors give their patients more accurate diagnoses.
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Electrical Engineering & Nanotechnology

Temperature-controlled fiber-optic light source with liquid core

In a recent publication in the renowned journal Optica, scientists of Leibniz-Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) in Jena showed that they can accurately control the optical properties of liquid-core fiber lasers and therefore their spectral band width by temperature and pressure tuning.
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